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A migrant broke his neck in a desperate bid to avoid being deported.

12-02-2008 10:39

The 34-year-old African is understood to have repeatedly hit his head against a wall while he was being held in a cell at Tinsley House immigration removal centre.

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US to hold 9/11 show trial at Guantánamo

12-02-2008 09:24

The US military on Monday announced charges against six individuals it alleges helped plan the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The six prisoners—all of whom have been held incommunicado for more than six years, deprived of any legal rights or representation, and subjected to illegal and abusive interrogation methods—are to be tried in a single trial before a military commission at the Guantánamo Bay prison camp. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty for alleged war crimes.

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successful blockade of Portishead Immigration Centre

12-02-2008 06:14

Blockade of Border & Immigration Agency depot steps up pressure to end
dawn snatches of families from their homes in the Bristol area

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Victims of HealthQuest Abuses in N.S.W. Australia Contact Amnesty in London

12-02-2008 05:03

On several occasions since 1995 victims of the N.S.W. Government Medical Office, HealthQuest, have contacted Amnesty International in London. We have yet to receive a response. Soviet psychiatry is being used against dissident public servants and whistleblowers in N.S.W. Australia. HealthQuest is staffed with psychiatrists and psychologists who are prepared to diagnose for money and power. We hope that this time, Amnesty will finally launch an investigation into our plight.

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NATO "Grand Strategy" Chillingly Familiar

12-02-2008 02:04

Time to take away the blank check for these whack-jobs.

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Wipe Gaza off the Map

12-02-2008 01:43

”We must take a neighborhood in Gaza and wipe it off the map” Cabinet Minister Meir Sheetrit, New York Times, 10th Feb

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February 11th 2008 - International Day of Truth Action - Photos

12-02-2008 00:52

San Diego - 10/2/2008
Photos from protests marking the first anniversary of the autonomous grassroots campaign for International Days of Truth Action on the Eleventh Day of Every Month until Justice.

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Iraq veteran talks of US Revolution on Venezuelan TV and Bristol Gospel choir

12-02-2008 00:29

Bristol's weekly podcast - was supposed to be on BCFM this week but pulled at the last minute! A bit annoying since we've been using their jingles throughout the show.

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French living customers speak out

11-02-2008 22:41

French livings most loyal customers (who eat at there every single day) are also disgusted with the restraunts choice of putting foie gras on the menu

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Escada Campaign: Global Campaign Against The Fur Industry

11-02-2008 22:25

With over 100 actions in the first 3 months of the campaign beginning and several ALF actions, Escada have now begun using expensive repressive measures and are threatening to sue the domain company due to trademark infringement - "Escada Campaign" being the alleged infringement.

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Our Culture, Not the Capitalist's Culture

11-02-2008 20:10

Liverpool celebrated the Chinese New Year in style last weekend.

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Mass rally central London against planned Heathrow third runway 25th Feb 7pm

11-02-2008 18:40

Heathrow third runway End-of-Consultation Rally, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, corner of Tothill St and Storey’s Gate (Westminster and St James’s Park tube stations) 25th February 2008, 7pm. The rally to come to! It is a great chance to show the breadth of opposition there is to the expansion proposals.

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You are what you eat

11-02-2008 18:05

What children eat at an early age determines what they will eat later in childhood and what they will eat as adults.

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Climate Change teach in

11-02-2008 17:55

A teach in organised by LSE students for young people and students to come and discuss the issues around climate change and global warming.

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Middle East Nuclear Holocaust to Defend "The Western Way of Life"

11-02-2008 17:16

The Western media is involved in a diabolical disinformation campaign, the purpose of which is to persuade public opinion that the only way to "create a nuclear free World" is to use nuclear weapons on a preemptive basis, against countries which "threaten our Western Way of Life." We are a dangerous crossroads: military planners believe their own propaganda. The military manuals state that this new generation of nuclear weapons are "safe" for use in the battlefield. They are no longer a weapon of last resort. There are no impediments or political obstacles to their use.

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Palestine Today 021108

11-02-2008 15:54

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday February 11th, 2008.

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Carmel Agrexco Blockaded Again

11-02-2008 15:49



Protesters Blockade Israeli State Owned Company

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Leeds: Are we going in the right direction? 28th feb 6pm

11-02-2008 15:03

Leeds: Are we going in the right direction?

28th of February, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Rupert Becket Lecture Theatre. Michael Sadler Building. University of Leeds
How to get here:

Drinks and nibbles

Leeds has enjoyed major economic success in recent years, becoming the fastest growing city in England and number one financial centre after London. Its universities attract thousands of students and retail is booming. All this is reflected in the changing face of the city centre. But is the price of success now too high? The well loved Corn Exchange shops are all but gone; Kirkgate Market traders await an uncertain fate; skyscrapers and over-priced flats are set to dominate the skyline with little consultation while affordable council housing is demolished;

So we ask: Is Leeds going in the right direction? What does the general public think? Are there any alternatives?

This event will discuss the positive and negative things that are happening to Leeds as well as proposals for change. Leeds City Council has a major role to play but it is not alone – the public must have a big say in the future of the city.

Come to this Public Event where your views will be heard, debated and recorded in a public report.

Organised by academics at the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University
Chaired by Andrew Edwards from BBC Radio Leeds ‘Andrew and Georgey’s Breakfast Show’
For more information contact

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demo outside Omar Deghayes and Jamil El-Banna's extradition hearing on Thursday

11-02-2008 14:03

Hearts and flowers to ward off the Spanish Inquisition: campaigners from save omar will be demonstrating outside Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday, February 14th from 9.30am (meet 8am sharp at Brighton Station to travel up to London with us).

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Decentralised Day of Action for Squats and Autonomous Spaces

11-02-2008 13:32

On Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of April 2008, there will be two days of demonstration, direct action, public information, street-party, squatting... in defence of free spaces and for an anti-capitalist popular culture. Come to an organisational meeting to get involved in Manchester!
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